Residents Cleaning Up After Severe Storms

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EASTLAKE, Ohio -- Neighbors all across Eastlake spent the July 4th holiday cleaning up after a strong storm rolled through late Tuesday night.

"It seemed like the whole house shook; it sounded like a train," said John Duka.

As heavy rain and wind whipped through his yard, Duka headed into his bedroom. A few minutes later, he heard a loud boom and soon discovered two large tree limbs collapsed onto his car and his wife's car.

"Different people stopped by and amazingly offered help; people I didn't even know," said Duka.

Many other homes were left in the dark after power lines were wiped out. 

Joan Bruening spent the afternoon clearing branches and debris after a huge tree uprooted and landed in her front yard.

"This didn't hit our car or the house, so that was a good thing," said Bruening.

Despite the constant buzz of chainsaws, Debbie Pelosi said, "I slept through it all, didn't hear a thing."

Pelosi later learned one of the trees from her yard collapsed onto her neighbor's fence.

"I was shocked, really shocked, could not believe it," said Pelosi. "This is not what I planned on doing. I'm picking up the branches that I can bundle, because I feel bad that was my tree."

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